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by stepmac
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard freeze in Arizona
Replies: 79
Views: 2684

Re: Hard freeze in Arizona

Mescalero wrote:To them,
that was cold.
That's my point.
by stepmac
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard freeze in Arizona
Replies: 79
Views: 2684

Re: Hard freeze in Arizona

I was hunting dove in Mexico a few years ago (won't go back now!). One morning it was about 45. I put on a jean jacket. The Mexican kids showed up in parkas and heavy gloves.
by stepmac
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Darn I'd like to have this one
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Darn I'd like to have this one

I paid $44 for a bull barreled Mark I in a pawn shop years ago. I still shoot it. It still shoots good.
by stepmac
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hawes "Western Marshall" .44 magnum
Replies: 18
Views: 4748

Re: Hawes "Western Marshall" .44 magnum

Those Hawes pistols were made in Germany and were very nicely made, they were prised during their day. Herter imported a similar, but not identical gun. The Hawes pistol is the only .44 Mag I have ever fired. That was a long time ago. The pistol was new. They'll roll back in your hand, kick hard. I'...
by stepmac
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which would you get
Replies: 10
Views: 943

Re: Which would you get

There are so many really fine .22's out there that I'd spring for the .44 mag in my new Low Wall, which makes a very nice hunting rifle as will as interesting plinker/SASS rifle. If I was to buy a new 22 I'd spring for the Marlin 39a. They are pretty expensive now, so I'd probably go to a few gun sh...
by stepmac
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard freeze in Arizona
Replies: 79
Views: 2684

Re: Hard freeze in Arizona

Three degress F this morning, but in Oregon we undertand the cold. If it's cold I put on another layer of clothing. We dig our pipes down deep and shut off irrigation systems and blow them out in the fall. If you have a pool, toss in a few logs. Here we drain them (But who wants a pool anyway?). You...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. Model 88, .308
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Win. Model 88, .308

Just checked my rifle out and it does indeed have the early 1955 elements as far as I looked. Early magazine, early ejection opening and the clover leaf rear of the receiver. I'm going to struggle with Photobucket to see if I can make my pics smaller to fit into this site. I think my M100 is first y...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

MrMurphy wrote:If you think revolvers are simple, you've never taken one apart.... :)
Have you ever seen the insides of a Colt Lightening pistol?
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goin' old school...
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: Goin' old school...

Thanks Nath. Nope. Extractors only. I don't mind though. I prefer to not litter the duck blind or clays range. First off, nice shotgun. A real beauty. I also agree about the advantage of extractors only. You just pluck them out and don't have to fiddle around searching for the empties in the grass....
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Done
Replies: 36
Views: 1435

Re: Scope Placement On Your Rifle?

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by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

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by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

LOL; the Boom Room! Great. I hate the term Man Cave, or Man Room. I told my wife that I'm calling my gun room, the Ball Room. We can dance there if we want to.
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small prayer request
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: Small prayer request

Of all of the issues that we had to deal with during the VN War, Dear John letters were some of the worst. There was just no way to consol a man whose wife had just told him to take a leap. Especially when his affection for his wife/family were his saving grace when things got tough. During the VN f...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 Rhino bullets
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: 45-70 Rhino bullets

Does Joe or anyone else gained more experiences about this bullet. If you have more pictures of this bullet recovered from game I would like to see those. Also pictures about damage in flesh would be interesting to see. I am Finnish so please try to bear with my poor English. I wish that I could sp...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. Model 88, .308
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Win. Model 88, .308

Steve, I tried to post a pic but it was too wide. Don't know how to shrink it. My 88 with a 13,000 S# appears to have a replacement stock. Has the early magazine as you describe...has Winchester printed on the bottom. It shows much more wear that does the rest of the rifle. The screw that holds the ...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

In 1978 I came home after work and my apartment door was in two and 11 guns gone. Civil War carbines when you could still buy minty ones. I still have nightmares. It was one of the worst moments in my life.
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Every man a 1000 yd sharpshooter?
Replies: 10
Views: 1188

Re: Every man a 1000 yd sharpshooter?

Really good long range shooting is a talent. It is just not that easy and while neat equipment helps, the shooter still has to have that certain something behind the trigger. When I joined the Marine Corps I thought I'd be the best shooter in the company. Not so. No matter how hard I tried some guys...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Winchester (Miroku) 1873
Replies: 41
Views: 4655

Re: New Winchester (Miroku) 1873

Miroku needs to engrave the caliber, in script, on the bottom of the brass lifter. I think the rifle looks neat. A bit spendy tho. I have an original which is my go to '73 in 32/20. But if I didn't have it, I might spring for one of the Japanes Winchesters. I own two Miroku Charles Daley O/U shotgun...
by stepmac
Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DD 214
Replies: 21
Views: 1222

Re: DD 214

When I got back for the last time in '74 all I got were dirty looks and an occasional gob of spit. I recall interviewing in a high rise in San Francisco. The interviewer, a blond who had spent much too much in the sun kept asking, "But what can you do?" I had been an attack pilot for five years. I t...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model 73 Back From Redman’s...
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Model 73 Back From Redman’s...

I ruined an old 73 32/20 trying to have it relined. Wish I had known about this outfit then. Today the rifle would be worth $3,000. Oh well.

Will they reline an original 50/70 Sharps rifle too?
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SA Revolver Options - need some insight
Replies: 47
Views: 6322

Re: SA Revolver Options - need some insight

Run, don't walk to your nearest gun store and buy a Ruger .22/22 mag. You will shoot that pistol for the rest of your life. The .22 LR makes a great plinker and the .22 mag is a powerful and a potentially dangerous round. The fun of owning a revolver is shooting it. Having a great .22 makes shooting...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4733

Re: Winchester 94 Help

I almost hate to post this....but I too mess with my lever guns if they don't work right. Eventually I take my rifles to a local gunsmith who is not too expensive and good. He has never failed me. Sure we know that we can fix anything, but you know what? Lots of experienced gunsmiths have seen every...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 Rhino bullets
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: 45-70 Rhino bullets

I shoot a Ruger No 1 in 45/70 with Remington half jacketed bullets. The rifle, being light, kicks hard and shoots hard too. Are folks using 45/70s in Africa now? I've been on Safari in Africa, but was armed with a 35mm camera. Lots of one shot kills.
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 45-70 Rhino bullets
Replies: 18
Views: 2851

Re: 45-70 Rhino bullets

Does Joe or anyone else gained more experiences about this bullet. If you have more pictures of this bullet recovered from game I would like to see those. Also pictures about damage in flesh would be interesting to see. I am Finnish so please try to bear with my poor English. I wish that I could sp...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. Model 88, .308
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Win. Model 88, .308

Here's a good read: http://www.wisnersinc.com/additional_info/winchesterl_88_100.htm I had one in 308 a few years ago it gave me fits on what shape of boolits to use so I gave that away. The only one I have is a NIB 358 Winchester built in 1960. My father won it in a raffle contest back then. It's ...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

I really like Browning's BL-22 for the minimal lever action required to cycle a new round. You never have to loose your site-picture - just a flip of your fingers! Now that is a nice weapon. i wander what they are going for now? trying to staying within reasonable range as i want to invest in bulk ...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small prayer request
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: Small prayer request

When I was playing around in the jungle in SE Asia a tour of duty was 15 months, quite a few stayed for 18. Later on it went to 12. Now I'm not saying that you should not miss your family. It is hard, but after a while one day sort of runs into another and time passes. Keep your head into what you a...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new to lever guns
Replies: 29
Views: 1797

Re: new to lever guns

It's about time I joined this sight. I like lever action rifles. Let's see, I own: a neat original 1895 Savage, minty Savage 99 in 308, M71 Winchester (have yet to shoot it), pre-64 94 30/30, an original '73 Win in 32-20, a Win 88 in 308, early 336 in 35 Remington (wonderful rifle), Win 9422, Browni...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Second Amendment March
Replies: 30
Views: 27967

Re: Second Amendment March

I live 3,000 miles from DC. The smell of the place just barely reaches out here. If I lived back east I'd march in DC. I hope we have a local march. If so, I'll be there with bells on.
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: POLITICS - JOIN THE NRA
Replies: 94
Views: 62473

Re: POLITICS - JOIN THE NRA

I've been an annual member since I was 12. I'm nearly 70 now. I just keep sending them my $ year after year. I've read the complaints posted here and I've heard them before, but I still believe in the NRA and as you can see, I continue to support them. Not perfect? Probably; but their hearts are in ...
by stepmac
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win. Model 88, .308
Replies: 16
Views: 1621

Re: Win. Model 88, .308

Brought my new 88 in 308 home yesterday. Came with new Leupold scope, nice one piece mounts and nice rings. Metal like new, wood nearly so. S# in the 13,000 range which places it in 1955. Strangly no checkering. So what have I got here? A redone gun? If so the work is fantastic. No wobbly reflection...